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UK timber imports hit six-year low

Timber imports into the UK fell for a fourth consecutive month in August 2022, according to the latest Timber Development [...]

Finnish forest industry plans own Brussels office to defend its interests

The role of the European Union as a determinant for the operating environment of the forest industry is becoming even [...]

Latvian sawmills reduce production; sawlog prices fall in October

As a result of overproduction, Latvian timber prices have fallen slightly, perhaps temporarily. Average pulpwood prices fell an average of [...]

France: Lumber prices for Q3/2022

As the below table shows, Q3/2022 prices for various lumber products in France have shown some mixed developments as [...]

China: Considerable rise in European spruce log inventories

Softwood log inventories at China’s main ocean ports totaled 3.72 million m3 on October 29th, 2022, a slight [...]

Warren Buffet’s investment company buys stake in Louisiana-Pacific

In the course of the third quarter, the investment company Berkshire Hathaway, managed by Warren Buffett, acquired a total of [...]

Emerging hardwood market challenges and opportunities in Europe

The sawn hardwood trade in Europe experienced a period of unprecedented demand and good margins in 2021 and the first [...]

Mixed developments in China-EU wood products trade

According to China Customs in the first nine months of 2022 China’s log imports fell 32% to 33 million [...]

Egger invests 25 million euros in the Unterradlberg plant

The Egger Group invested in the 25 million euros in its Lower Austrian production facility in Unterradlberg. This involves investments [...]

Wood industry at COP 27: Combining climate protection and business

At the COP 27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Austria's timber industry is focusing on [...]